Talking about her personal life, she shared "I was severely bullied in school and surprisingly in college. Kids used to tease me about my height. As a kid, it hurt my confidence deeply. I used to be ashamed of myself and never wanted to socialise because I was scared of getting mocked.
"When I read the script (of the short film), it brought back a lot of dark memories. No one has any right to mock a person based on their height, weight, personality, knowledge, financial status or mental ability. 'LIKE US' is about acceptance and deals with every emotion. My past made me join the cast and I want to bring awareness that bullying is dangerous and together we can do something about it."
She doesn't see her character, a school principal, as particularly strict or lenient. "I play a principal who is friendly but sometimes wallows in her own problems. The character really cares about the students and in the end, looks out for them in a surprising way."
The producing team of "LIKE US" includes Neelima Adusumilli from Andhra Pradesh, Brindha Dhanabalan from Tamil Nadu, Jasminder Kaur from Andhra Pradesh and Sucharita Jain from New Delhi. Doesn't Radhika wish to work in more Indian films or collaborate with Indian talents?
"I've always wanted to work in Indian films but movie-making is a very different business in India. Women are objectified on many levels. I want to make movies that bring change and raise awareness. I want to make movies about strong women, especially women who suffer from different forms of abuse. Women are such strong creatures on this earth. I want to show that in my work," said the actress, who hails from Hanamkonda, Warangal in India.
She loves where she was born and raised. "I am a very proud Indian. I came to America after my marriage and I thank my husband Prabhakar Konda for bringing me to America and helping me follow my dreams."
She even donned the role of a writer, director and actor for the comedy web series "America Lo Ammakuchi".
"Working in entertainment has always been my dream. I love comedy and writing the 'America Lo Ammakuchi' web series has been a great experience. There will definitely be a season 3," she shared.